I earned a B.S. in Oceanography at the University of Washington, where I first developed a fascination with the Arctic region, its unique place in the global climate system, and the complex ways in which local inhabitants are tied to the environment. After graduation, I spent a year working as a research assistant at WHOI studying the roles of sea ice and wind on circulation in the Chukchi Sea. Here at Rutgers, I am working with Rebecca Jackson, studying the role of marine-terminating glaciers on fjord circulation. The results of the interplay between glaciers and fjord waters have implications for both the ice sheets and the open ocean.